Planting Guidelines
Seedling Sale - Plant Varieties & Descriptions
Flowering Perrenials
Evergreen Seedlings
Deciduous Seedlings
Tree Shelters
Flowering Perennials
Lavender "Ellagance"
Lavandula angustifolia

The fragrant flowers and foliage make it a favorite for herb gardens and in the perennial border. The “Ellagance” series is compact and flowers in the first year with grey-green leaves and spikes of deep violet-blue flowers. A must have for sunny gardens! (Sold in quart pots).

Black-Eyed Susan “Goldsturm”
Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm

A profuse bloomer from midsummer through fall with bright golden to orange flowers and contrasting brown center. An easy care native flower grows to 29” with a 23” spread. Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators. Perennial Plant of the Year 1999       (Sold in quart pots).

Creeping Phlox "Purple Beauty"
Phlox subulata Purple Beauty

A popular evergreen perennial with masses of starry, purple flowers adorned with deep violet center eyes. They smother the dark green, needle-like foliage in mid to late spring. Perfect for rocky areas, slopes and flower borders. Attractive to butterflies. (Sold in quart pots).

Achillea Little Moonshine

A compact, clump-forming perennial boasting brilliant clusters of tiny, canary yellow flowers from early summer to early fall. Attractive to bees and butterflies, easy care, drought and heat tolerant, deer and rabbit resistant, this dwarf yarrow is perfect for sunny borders !       (Sold in quart pots).

Coreopsis “Uptick Cream and Red”
Coreopsis x Hybrida

A compact, herbaceous perennial forming a tidy and bushy mound of narrow, mid-green foliage. Blooming continuously from early summer into fall, it produces masses of impressively large, creamy white flowers with dark red centers. This selection is a favorite of bees and butterflies. (Sold in quart pots).

Penstemon "Husker Red"
Penstemon digitalis

A hybrid herbaceous perennial with showy white, tubular flowers and maroon-red leaves and stems. The flowers are born on tall stems in panicles late spring to early summer and attract hummingbirds and bees. The foliage is maroon in spring, turning greener with age. The stems remain red, making a nice contrast for the garden.            (Sold in quart pots).

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Evergreen Seedlings
Norway Spruce
Picea abies

Fast-growing spruce reaches 6' in 6-7 years, with dense dark green needles less than 1" long. Will grow to 125' in average soil; prefers some moisture, but not wet conditions. Makes an attractive landscape tree or a good windbreak. (Sold in bundles of 10)

Eastern White Pine
Pinus strobus

Medium growth, 6’ in 8-9 years reaching 100’. Soft, 2”-3” long, silvery blue-green needles. Best growth in moist, well drained soil with full sun tolerating high temperatures and dry soil better than all other firs. One of the most beautiful and carefree evergreens making a prized Christmas tree with good needle retention and stiff branches. (Sold in bundles of 10)

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Deciduous Seedlings - Trees
American Plum
Prunus americana

Growth to 20 feet with a spread of 8 to 10 feet. A small tree or shrub with a profusion of small white flowers, before leaves appear in Spring. Yellow to red edible fruits approximately 1 inch or slightly larger in size in late summer. Good for making jams. Excellent wildlife food and habitat. Native to the eastern United States.     

Winterberry Holly
Ilex verticillata

One of the best deciduous plants for fall and winter color. Female plants produce bright red berries in profusion in early fall while leaves are still green and remain until mid-winter. You should plant at least 5 to ensure pollination, as there is no way to distinguish male seedlings from female seedlings. The berries are toxic to dogs, cats, and horses. Native to the northeastern United States. Attracts winter songbirds.  Native to Dauphin County.

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Earliglow Strawberry

Earliglow is a vigorous runner and popular early-season variety known for its great, sweet strawberry flavor. Good for eating fresh or freezing. Recommended for beginners, this berry is resistant to various strawberry diseases. (sold in bundles of 25).

Jersey Blueberry

Jersey is a late-season variety that is easy to grow, high yielding, and one of the oldest and most widely grown varieties. The berries are dark blue, medium in size and very sweet. A tall and well-shaped bush, it has excellent ornamental value.

Northland Blueberry

Northland is a cross between highbush and lowbush species, making it the most cold-hardy highbush variety – blossoms can tolerate light frost. Medium size, dark blue fruit is firm with excellent wild berry flavor ripening midseason. Grows 4’ high with brilliant orange fall foliage and a low, spreading habit. Heavy yields nearing 20 lbs. per bush at maturity

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Tree Shelters
Plastic tubes for protecting deciduous seedlings from rabbits and deer, drying winds, and lawnmowers. Tree shelters also increase the growth rate of young seedlings, even if the shelter is taller than the seedling. Available in 2-foot and 4-foot heights (use 4 foot tube where deer may browse seedlings). Not for use with evergreen seedlings. May be cut to fit over fruit trees to protect trunk.
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General Information
  • all strawberry plants sold in bundles of 25.
  • space plants 18" on center in rows 3'-4' apart.
  • dig holes deep enough for roots to go straight down. Keep soil line in middle of the crown.
  • remove all blossoms the first year for strong, high-yielding plants.
  • click here for strawberry-steps-to-success planting guidelines.
General Information
  • plants are 1 1/2 years old; consisting of a 15"-18" tall stem with a 3" wide x 6" long root system.
  • space plants 4-5' apart in acidic soil, pH between 4.5 - 5.0. Peat moss is a good acidic soil amendment.
  • for best fruit yield and size, plant at least two varieties for cross-pollination.
  • remove all flowers the first year - Do NOT allow berries to develop.
  • click here for blueberry-steps-to-success planting guidelines.
Mary Washington Asparagus

Mary Washington is a winter hardy variety that is also heat tolerant and shows resistance to rust. This is an heirloom variety! Asparagus plants produce a light harvest in the 2nd year, a larger harvest in the 3rd year and a full harvest in subsequent years.                             (Sold in bundles of 5 or 25 ).

Royalty Raspberry

Royalty is the most popular purple raspberry variety. The fruit is large, of high quality, and is the sweetest of the purple varieties. Good for fresh eating and excellent for jams and jellies. Eludes spring frost damage, as it is a late-season variety.

Mac Black,  Black Raspberry

Mac Black is a late-season, summer bearing variety that will extend the Black raspberry season. They have excellent flavor producing good-sized fruit used for fresh eating, freezing, or making preserves. Mac Black will benefit from the use of a trellis system.

General Information
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  • plants consist of a cane and "L" shaped root system. Cover uppermost root with about 1/2" soil.
  • space plants 18"-24" apart in rows spaced 8-12' .
  • plant in well drained soil, pH between 6.0 - 6.5, rich in organic matter. Well aged compost is a good soil amendment.
  • trellising recommended for all raspberries.
  • click here for raspberry-steps-to-success planting guidelines.
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Red Oak
Quercus rubra

Fast-growing native oak can reach a height of 20’ in 10 years and up to 80’ at maturity with a rounded spread. Tolerant of a variety of soil conditions including urban plantings. Long lived and valuable as timber. Known for their display of red foliage in the fall. 10-24”. Native to Dauphin County.

Sugar Maple
Acer saccharum

Often called Rock Maple or Hard Maple. Height 60 to 75 feet. Spread 45 to 50 feet. Mature trees provide sugar products from sap in the Spring. Brilliant yellow, burnt orange and limited red tones in autumn. A good timber tree. Does not do well in wet areas or in compact, restricted growing areas. Native to Dauphin County.

Cabot Strawberry

Cabot is known for its huge berries, excellent flavor, winter hardiness and disease resistance. Color and firmness were rated good. Plants are vigorous, but may not run freely, indicating closer spacing may be required. (sold in bundles of 25).

Deciduous Seedlings - Shrubs

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